The Dauphin Fire Department is looking for new members.
Fire chief Cam Abrey says he thinks being a part of the fire service is the most rewarding way to give back to the community.
Being a firefighter is very demanding physically and mentally.
Firefighters also have to be prepared to see things normal people wouldn’t during a tragedy. There are processes in place to assist members when it comes to critical incident stress.
There are some requirements to begin the interview process. You must be at least 18 years of age, completed Grade 12 or equivalent, possess the mental and physical health to adequately perform the duties of a firefighter, have a valid Class 5F license, and submit a criminal record check, vulnerable sector inquiry, and a Manitoba drivers license abstract.
The fire department is allowed to have a maximum of 36 members to ensure enough people will be available to respond to a call and limit the number of calls for help to surrounding fire departments.